Oregon Housing and Community Services

I would like to share some amazing career opportunities that Oregon Housing and Community Services is actively recruiting for, with the hope that you could also share this information with your partners, in your newsletters or job boards. You will find in the attached pdf document, a list of our current recruitments.  They include:

ISS5 (Network Support Analyst):
Closes: 01/27/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will provide technical support to agency staff, network, and system administration.
Technical support will encompass troubleshooting Microsoft Windows, all installed agency desktop
software, and local area networks. It will also include design, testing, and implementation of desktop PC
software and hardware configurations. There will also be administrative tasks as a network domain
administrator, managing staff network access and email accounts, and provide technical advice to
agency staff and management.

Operations & Policy Analyst 4 (Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning & Business Operations):
Closes 01/29/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will lead the agency’s transformational process improvement efforts and build a center for
excellence for OHCS to implement change management initiatives. This position will lead and facilitate
significant improvements in process efficiency, customer satisfaction and organizational health. This
position will also engage leadership in the stewardship of the agency’s Statewide Housing Plan.

Governmental Analyst 2 (Financial Compliance Monitor):
Closes 1/28/2019 @ 11:59 PM
The primary purpose of this position is to plan and perform on and off-site financial compliance
monitoring reviews of sub-recipients. This position is responsible in ensuring that the Department’s
federal pass-thru grant program funds have been spent in accordance with the terms of grant
agreements and applicable federal laws, rules and regulations.

Governmental Analyst 2 (Compliance Monitor) – Limited Duration:
Closes 1/31/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will identify risks related to the Oregon Housing Strategic Initiative programs and conduct
tests to determine that funds have been expended in accordance with the terms of the HFA
Participation agreement with the U.S. Treasury. This includes performing internal compliance reviews to
ensure program eligibility criteria and determinations are accurate and in accordance with the terms of
the Hardest Hit Fund Term Sheets as well as applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations. It also
includes on- and off-site compliance reviews of certain contractors to ensure they have performed their
duties in accordance with the terms of agreements and applicable federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Program Analyst 3 (Capacity Building Analyst):
Closes: 01/29/2019 @ 11:59 PM
This position will serve as the OHCS liaison for capacity building and training activities and assist our
partners in capacity building efforts by helping them navigate OHCS funding, find training and other
tangible resources to further their desire to gain capacity in the area of affordable housing. This position
will also work with outside entities and other program analysts to provide resources and trainings to our
partners.

AIANTA Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship

At AIANTA, we understand the value of starting from the source—tribes in tourism—to develop a sustainable hospitality industry and to foster growth. We work hard to provide educational resources, training and technical assistance to our members, partners and friends.

AIANTA is proud to offer the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship, established to provide American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance towards a degree or certificate in hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. Each year, AIANTA awards three individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria.

AIANTA would like to encourage Indigenous students to build their careers in the tourism industry while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.

Award Amount

$1,000 per academic year (fall/spring semester only), $500 per semester

Deadline to Apply

July 27, 2019, for the Fall 2019 semester

December 7, 2019, for the Spring 2020 semester.

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (student must show documentation).
  • Must be a high school senior or a student accepted into an accredited higher institution at the time of application.
  • Must submit a letter of acceptance from a college/university or technical/vocational institution.
  • Must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is recommended, although ALL current or future undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  • Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students only; online colleges are acceptable.
  • Scholarships must be used for books and/or tuition.
  • Applicants must fill out the scholarship application completely to be considered.
  • Awardee agrees to authorize AIANTA to use his/her photograph and any information provided in advertising, promotion, fundraising and publicity efforts.
  • Awardee agrees to return twelve (12) volunteer hours with AIANTA, a tribe, national park or public lands institution within the awarded year to be eligible for the following year. A letter of completion on company letterhead must be submitted by August 14, 2020 to the AIANTA office

Checks are made payable to the college/university and distributed/mailed to the financial aid/cashiers department of the institution the student attends.

Apply Today

To apply for an AIANTA scholarship, download the AIANTA Hospitality & Scholarship application. For more information, contact Sherrie Bowman at sbowman@aianta.org or 505-209-2479.

Scholarship opportunity for American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students in education

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program

Supporting Native Graduate Students in Education

Camille Wynecoop
Camille Wynecoop – the 2018 Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship recipient

Education Northwest has had the honor of working with many Native educators, students, families, and community members throughout our 51-year history. These partnerships reflect a core value of our organization—the desire to address inequities within our education system and to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe that healthy Native communities are essential to the health and well-being of our region, and we remain committed to this effort.

The Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program is part of this commitment. This scholarship program strives to increase Native representation in the field of education by providing financial support, mentoring, and internships for Native students in the Northwest who are pursuing a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field. We view this program as an opportunity to create long-term partnerships that will improve our ability to meet the needs of Native communities.

Our former colleague, Steve Nelson, dedicated his career to working with tribes, communities, and schools to improve American Indian students’ success in academics and in life. This program honors his work by providing selected students with as many as three years of annually renewable scholarships. Awardees will receive a maximum of $5,000 each year, and we will award as many as five scholarships per year—one for a resident of each state in our primary service region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals need to:

  • Reside in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.
  • Be a member or descendent of a federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated American Indian tribe; or Alaska Native village, council, or corporation; or Native Hawaiian; or identify as a Pacific Islander from a U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island jurisdiction (specifically, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, or Palau).
  • Be accepted to or enrolled in a master’s program in an accredited, public or private, nonprofit institution of higher education in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington and maintain a course load that ensures graduate degree completion within three years.
  • Pursue a field of study in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field.
  • Have graduated from a four-year, regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Complete an essay that answers the questions:
    • Why am I pursuing a master’s degree in the field of education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or closely related field?
    • What are my post-graduation goals?
    • How have I and will I contribute to strengthening my own community and/or rural or Native communities as a whole?
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (excluding letters from immediate family members), with at least one from a community member who can attest to the candidate’s Native heritage and his/her commitment to the designated course of study and to serving rural and/or Native communities after attainment of the master’s degree.
  • Begin school as a full- or part-time student no later than the fall semester immediately following the award.

Application Procedures

Applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship can be submitted annually from November 30 to March 31. No applications will be considered after the March 31 deadline.

Recipients will be notified of conditional awards no later than June 30, for study beginning the following fall term. Final awards will be made directly to the institution of higher education once an awardee has provided proof of acceptance and/or registration in an institution that meets the scholarship program requirements.

The scholarship program will be administered at the sole discretion of Education Northwest. Award funds will be deposited in the financial aid office of the institution attended by the recipient.

Education Northwest reserves the right to change or discontinue the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program at any time and without notice.

Procedure for Continuing Awards

To maintain eligibility, a scholarship recipient must meet the following standards:

  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Demonstrate substantial progress toward the fulfillment of the graduate degree requirements
  • Fulfill all program reporting requirements
  • Maintain enrollment status during the academic year
  • Apply each year to request continued scholarship support until graduation (not to exceed three years)

Additional Benefits of the Program

  • Awardees will have the opportunity to work with an Education Northwest mentor both during and after the program.
  • Awardees may also pursue a paid internship with Education Northwest, either at our home office in Portland, Oregon, or in the awardees current residence/location.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Steven R. Nelson Scholarship Program! If you have any questions or would like additional information, we encourage you to reach out to us at:

Nelson Scholarship Administrator
c/o Human Resources, Education Northwest
101 SW Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

2019 NASDA FOUNDATION WOMEN’S FARM TO FOOD COMPETITION

Welcome to the 2019 NASDA Foundation Women’s Farm to Food Competition. The Farm to Food competition is dedicated to fostering growth among women entrepreneurs with food and beverage businesses in Oregon and Washington. Women entrepreneurs compete for a total of $40,000 to help launch, grow or scale their businesses. To apply for the 2019 competition, complete the online application by January 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
Any questions? Contact Lisa Benson at lisa.benson@nasda.org
Eligibility

  • Woman-owned or operated business
  • Developed food or beverage product
  • Business based in Oregon or Washington (e.g., business is incorporated/licensed in Oregon or Washington)
  • 18 years of age or older

Prizes

  • Grand Prize (judges’ pick): $20,000
  • People’s Choice (based on audience votes): $10,000
  • Runner-up 1: $5,000
  • Runner-up 2: $5,000

Timeline

  • January 1, 2019 at 8:00 am Eastern Time
    • Online application opens.
    • Submission link available at https://www.nasda.org/foundation/women-in-agriculture
  • January 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
    • Online application closes.
  • February 1 – 15, 2019
    • Judges complete a confidentiality form to ensure the information they read or see in the applications remains confidential.
    • Judges review online applications and select the Final Four applicants.
  • February 15, 2019
    • NASDA Foundation will announce Final Four applicants. NASDA Foundation will notify all applicants of the judges’ decision for the Final Four.
  • February 26 – 27, 2019
    • Feb. 26: Final Four will compete in the final round of the competition taking place at the 2019 NASDA Winter Policy Conference in Arlington, VA.
    • Feb. 27: Final Four are awarded four cash prizes: Grand Prize ($20,000), People’s Choice Award ($10,000), First Runner-Up ($5,000), Second Runner-Up ($5,000).

Judges and Confidentiality

All judges who review the applications for the online round and live finals round will sign a confidentiality form that states all information they view is confidential and cannot be shared or disclosed.

Save the date: Say Hey! on February 21

Join us at Say Hey! in February! This upcoming program is generously hosted by our member, NW Natural. Don’t miss it- this is an amazing chance to network and welcome professionals of color who have newly moved to this region. Registration to come in January!
Are you an Honoree?  If you are a person of color who moved to Oregon or SW Washington after August 2017, please be our honored guest. Learn more and sign up here
In case you missed it: Browse our photo gallery from our last Say Hey!. Everyone had a fun time connecting with peers, thanks to our hosts, Edward Jones and Portland Center Stage at the Armory.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR- OCF

OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE, PORTLAND, EUGENE, BEND

JOB – NON-PROFIT

CLOSE DATE: 12/18/2018

Background:

Since 1973 The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has pursued a mission to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds that support the community causes they care about. These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. We have 89 staff and headquarters in Portland, with regional offices in Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Medford, Oregon.

Opportunity:

We have an opening for a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator for GO Kids to work with community volunteers and steering committees supporting GO Kids, an arts and education project of OCF. GO Kids is a new volunteer-powered project at OCF that will engage community volunteers in identifying and strengthening local efforts to close the opportunity gap for Oregon’s kids of color, low-income and rural kids. This position reports to the Vice President of Grants and Programs. This position is funded for three years and may be based in Portland, Bend, or Eugene, depending on the candidate. Some travel is required to other parts of the state.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

GO Kids Volunteer Coordination
Serve as a liaison for GO Kids steering committees and advocates, in collaboration with Community Engagement Officer and Community 101 & Community Engagement Coordinator
Write, coordinate and maintain regular communication with OCF volunteers and community members in person, by phone and email, and via online tools and OCF’s website
Co-design and coordinate steering committee meetings, including communications, meeting materials, action items for follow-up and meeting notes
Develop and update reference/tool kits for GO Kids volunteers
Develop and facilitate training sessions in effective community engagement, the opportunity gap, using an equity lens for decision-making
Interview and screen prospective volunteers; give volunteer orientation to OCF
Document volunteer engagement for retention and reporting
Support Community Engagement Officer in recruitment, communication with and support for participating volunteers

Communication
Write, coordinate, and maintain GO Kids project updates for the public, potential donors and partners, in collaboration with OCF communications staff
Adhere to OCF brand and communication standards
Support reporting to illustrate and monitor community engagement program activities
Update volunteer publications as required to reflect current OCF program policies and procedures

Community Engagement
Build and develop partnerships with funders and potential grant applicants, in collaboration with OCF donor relations, development and grants & programs staff
Make presentations at meetings and community events
Assist with outreach events
Respond to inquiries and information requests

Research
Develop knowledge and expertise about organizations, people and issues to help carry out OCF GO Kids priorities, with a focus on low-income families, children of color and rural children.
Conduct fact finding and research related to local efforts to close the opportunity gap; facilitate volunteer participation in research in collaboration with research staff

Candidates are required to have the following:
Four years’ experience in non-profit organization, to include experience in fundraising, grantmaking or education.
Two years’ volunteer management and project management experience.
Experience, skills, and passion for furthering equity, diversity and inclusion; relationship focused
Strong communicator verbally and in writing,
Ability to relate well with nonprofit and local government leaders, philanthropies, advocates and community members in general in groups or individually; commitment to collaboration,
Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant field. In lieu of a degree, equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Strong organization and time management skills. Able to prioritize work with competing deadlines.
Adept at use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point; facile internet user; experience working with a database and generating reports.
Possess cultural agility skills necessary to work effectively with diverse people, teams and communities,
Possess good problem solving and analysis skills, able to synthesize information gathered from several sources,
Comfortable with ambiguity, complexity and independence.
Valid state-issued driver’s license; able to travel extensively in Oregon for several days at a time.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary for this position starts at $49,500, depending on experience. OCF offers an excellent benefit package with generous paid time off, choice of medical and dental plans, vision, outstanding 401k retirement plan, cell phone stipend, commuter and healthcare savings accounts, employer paid disability and life. Our employees have access to an Employee Assistance Plan, paid volunteer leave, professional development opportunities, and a 35-hour work week.

To Apply:

The Oregon Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups in Oregon. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.

We are accepting resumes until December 18th. To apply, provide a cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position and include your resume. Go to https://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/careers to get started and learn more about us and to apply for this new position

Complete details: https://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/careers

Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program

The Clif Bar Family Foundation supports innovative small and mid-sized groups working “to strengthen our food system and our communities, enhance public health and safeguard our environment and natural resources.” The Foundation is accepting applications for its Small Grants program which provides general support grants of up to $7,000 as well as funding for specific projects will be awarded to nonprofits working in one or more of the foundation’s five focus areas:
  • Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty.
  • Create a robust, healthy food system.
  • Increase opportunities for outdoor activity.
  • Reduce environmental health hazards.
  • Build stronger communities.
Preference is given to organizations that demonstrate a clearly defined objective and a viable plan to achieve it, and that operate at the community level and have strong community ties. Organizations also must promote positive change through both their project and the implementation process.
Funding has been provided to protect habitat, native fisheries, and scenic vistas; establish gardening clubs and farmers markets; developed a Farm Tour to connect the public with local food sources; conservation and recreation programs.
For More Information:
Click here for the Clif Bar Family Foundation website and application.

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grants! Deadline: April 11, 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Challenge America grants:
  • Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
  • Are limited to the specific types of projects outlined below.
  • Are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match.
Grants are available only for:
  • Guest Artist project type, which refers to an arts event or events that will feature one or more guest artists. Guest artist activities are broad, and may include a festival; exhibition; literary reading; musical, theatrical, or multi-media performance; media screening; broadcast; or lecture.
  • Collaborative Marketing Campaigns, which may include unified promotion projects and/or cultural tourism projects incorporating the offerings of multiple institutions. Cultural tourism projects will market and promote cultural assets to enhance public engagement with arts and culture in communities and to populations that have been historically underserved.
  • Public Art Projects, community-based and professionally directed. See “Public Art Resources” for additional information.
For More Information:
Click here for the NEA Challenge Grant Program webpage. Challenge America Specialists can be reached at challengeamerica@arts.gov or 202-682-5700.

City of Portland Open Bids

Bid # Alternate Id Buyer Description Purchase Method Bid Opening Date Bid Holder List
00001105 Jeff Blade PORTLAND’S MARATHON Open Market 12/17/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001102 Kimberly Whelan PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH AND CONSULTING Open Market 01/04/2019 04:00:00 PM List
00001095 10010145 LUU HUYNH Notice of Intent to Award: BTS STORES INVENTORY Open Market 12/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001092 Emmanuel Amunga HSIP 2016 SIGNALIZED IMPROVEMENTS (PORTLAND)- REBID Open Market 01/15/2019 02:00:00 PM List
00001090 Celeste King SUNNYSIDE NORTH RECONSTRUCTION AND GREEN STREETS (ALD-05) Open Market 01/17/2019 02:00:00 PM List
00001089 122764 James Moering ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR FUTURE FUNDING NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF MAINTENANCE REHAB AND REPLACEMENT Open Market 12/21/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001083 Kimberly Whelan STUDY OF DISABILITY ENGAGEMENT AND EQUITY IN PORTLAND Open Market 12/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00001081 Kimberly Whelan COLLECTION SYSTEMS FORCE MAIN EVALUATION PROGRAM Open Market 01/18/2019 04:00:00 PM List
00001080 123321 Adriana Lucas DAM 1 NEEDLE VALVES Open Market 12/21/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001061 Scott Schneider INTEGRATED TAX SYSTEM SOFTWARE AND IMPLEMENTATION Open Market 12/20/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00001002 Theresa Green TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODULE REPLACEMENT PROJECT Open Market 12/17/2018 02:00:00 PM List

OHSU/PSU The School of Public Health Dean’s Scholarship Fund for Public Health

Dean’s Scholarship Fund
The School of Public Health
Scholarship Fund for Public Health invests in first generation students from historically
underserved, or otherwise marginalized groups.

Who can apply?

Undergraduate students: awardees will receive a scholarship of $5,000 annually for up to a total of $20,000 during their study.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning
undergraduate students for
Academic Year 2018-2019
 Students who applied for or were
admitted to an undergraduate
program for Academic Year 2018-
2019. Students awaiting a decision
about acceptance to the
undergraduate program may also
apply.
 Minimum GPA of 2.5
 Full-time student
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or
US non-citizen national

Graduate students pursuing a master’s degree: awardees will receive a scholarship of $10,000 annually for a total of up to $20,000 during their study.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning
graduate students for Academic
Year 2018-2019
 Students who applied for Academic
Year 2018-2019 admission to a
graduate program. Students
awaiting a decision about
acceptance to the graduate
program may also apply.
 Minimum GPA of 3.0
 Enrolled or planning to enroll for a
minimum of 6 credits per term
(Fall/Winter/Spring)
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or

US non-citizen national Graduate students pursuing a PhD degree: awardees will receive a scholarship of $15,000 annually up for renewal for a total of three years.
 First generation students; no parent
has earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
 Newly admitted or returning PhD
student for Academic Year 2018-
2019
 Students who applied for Academic
Year 2018-2019 admission to a PhD
program. Students awaiting a
decision about acceptance to the
PhD program may also apply.
 Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits
per term (Fall/Winter/Spring)
 US citizen, Permanent Resident, or
US non-citizen national

 

How to apply?

Applications open October 1 st 2018 and must be submitted online before February 1 st 2019. Please email the School of Public Health for more information on deadlines and the online application link
(sphcomms@ohsu.edu) or visit our website (www.ohsu-psu-sph.org).